In the summer of 1915, when he was just 14, Van Goghan began painting, and soon became one of the most famous and powerful artists in the world.
In the years that followed, he was considered one of art’s greats, and he was even nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1928.
He died in 1989 at the age of 89.
For Van Gogan’s fans, this is a fascinating look at the painter’s art.
In this exclusive documentary, the world’s most famous painter shares how he painted, why he did it, and what he was like growing up.
Watch this special: Van Goggy’s Painting of The World: The First One (part 1):1.
Why did you paint the world?
Van Gogh wanted to understand the world from the perspective of a child.
He was very interested in nature and wanted to be a teacher, so he was a natural-born artist.
In those days, we had to have a teacher.
So, I had to learn.
I was also very good at being alone.
And it’s one of those things that you can’t help but grow up and understand that a painting doesn’t come to you naturally.
You learn it from the outside.
The paint is there.
You know, I started with a blank canvas and I tried to paint something.
And eventually I succeeded.
So I wanted to see the world through a child’s eyes.
But it was a very difficult thing for me to do.2.
What was your childhood like?
My father was a carpenter.
I grew up in a small town in the northeast of France.
I didn’t have much money, so I had my father work on the front of the house, on the roofs, on everything.
I used to come home and he would take my drawings and I would paint them.
And he would always tell me, “This is your art, don’t be afraid of it.”3.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up near the sea, in the town of Montreuil.
There was no electricity or running water, so we had no running water.
So we lived in the mud.
I think it was in the winter when we had our first storm.
I remember that one storm I was very tired, so my father took me to the back of the family cottage and said, “We’ve got to leave this morning.”
And he took me back to the village and we went into the woods and I just saw him drawing a picture of a little boy.
And then he took a long time, because I couldn’t go back to him and he kept on drawing.
And the boy was there and he took off his clothes and he started to paint.
He took the boy’s clothes and went into a cave and the boy started to sleep.4.
Did you go to school?
My mother was very good with the children.
She was very much interested in them, so she was always looking for good things to teach them.
So she always taught them about the world and I think that she also had the power to make them better.5.
Did she teach you to paint?
My mom taught me to paint when I was little, and she taught me how to draw, how to do all kinds of things.6.
Were you influenced by anyone?
My grandfather was a great artist and he taught me a lot of stuff, like how to paint and how to work with water.
And I always loved his work.
I liked his drawings and his paintings.7.
Did he teach you painting?
He painted only in school.
He didn’t paint anywhere.
I never saw any of his work, and I don’t think he ever taught me.8.
What do you remember most about Van Googans painting?
When I was a child, I always saw the boy as a child and that was how I would look at him.
I would always look at his drawing and say, “I like this,” or I would just draw him.
And sometimes I would take a picture with a brush and paint on the child.9.
What are some of your favorite Van Googs paintings?
My favorite paintings are Van Goigans “Paintings of a Child” and “Paints of a Boy.”
I love the painting of “The Boy,” “The Man,” and the “Woman.”
They were all great.
The “Woman” is the best.
I like the painting in which the girl looks at the man and then the man looks at her and she looks at him and then she looks back at the woman.10.
Where do you think your work would fit in the Art of Man?
My work is very well done, and that’s the beauty of art.
But I think the Art Of Man is much more important.
That’s the reason I’m not here to tell you.
I’m here to talk about my life.11